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Bistro 234

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234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534 (Center)
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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96 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our go-to spot for great dining in the Central Valley. We always have a great time and great service there. Special kudos to Jayton, who is always on top of his game. He mixes the best cocktails around. Tip: always ask for the specials. They never disappoint, particularly when venison is on the menu!

Thank BRIANandRONNIE2010
Atwater, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've never been disappointed with anything I've ordered here. Their chicken picatta is to die for! And Jennifer's PB dessert is the ONLY way to finish off your decadent meal at Bistro 234!!!

Thank ThePriceFamily2010
Turlock, CA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I wanted to take our good friends to a special place for their Anniversary Dinner. It was a warm evening, so we decided to eat outside. The service was excellent, with the server making recommendations on appetizers, and main courses. Food was excellent and a special dessert was served to celebrate our friends anniversary. It was a... More 

Thank 8bobbyjoe
Modesto, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is this the nicest, friendliest place to have lunch or dinner it also has monthly wine/dinner pairings. The staff is really great and food is fabulous. Just try it once and you will come back again and again. Nice location on the corner so if you are inclined on a weekend evening a great place to people watch.

Thank srwbvf
Henderson, Nevada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our first time in Turlock as we were passing through. Upon a recommendation we ate dinner on a Thursday night at Bistro 234. The atmosphere and service was very much to our liking. Outdoor seating out of the breeze on a delightful fall evening. My husband had the Bistro steak that was cooked just as he ordered and came with... More 

Thank Rockerwife
Laguna Beach, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This restaurant is one of the nicer restaurants in Turlock and we've eaten there many times when visiting the city. The service was great; our waitress was super friendly and helpful. The gnocchi was superb, rich with a generous portion size. The house salad was large enough for two and the dressing was quite good. The scallops were a disappointment.... More 

Thank KAL45
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Wonderful food with fresh, local ingredients. Very comfortable atmosphere and tables. Waitstaff was very helpful with menu suggestions. Will definitely go back

Thank Julie L
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Very good food but a little but not overly expensive. Atmosphere is decent. Staff, waiters and waitresses very accommodating.

Thank Douglas S
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I loved their mac and cheese it's on the appetizer menu I also got the salmon for my dinner course and it was really good. I enjoyed my meal. It is little pricey but you get what you pay for. I would recommend.

Thank Diana F
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I've tried this place three times now because I've heard people say they really like it. Unfortunately, I haven't had that experience. The menu is always the same, kinda boring, and just not as good as it needs to be. I ordered the creamy tomato soup, which was just greasy. I've tried salads, and a couple other dishes as well,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Turlock
  • Phone Number: 209-668-4234
Bistro 234 is honored to have recently earned the prestigious Wine Spectator's 2012 Award of Excellence. Located in the center of historic downtown Turlock, Bistro 234 offers a dining experience that is sure to foster great memories. The fun atmosphere, high ceilings, heated patio and vibrant colors pair well with the eclectic cuisine of our talented Executive Chef, LeRoy Walker. At Bistro 234, we love to share our passion for food and dining with seasonal New American and French-influenced cooking. Bistro 234 is the ideal place to host your event, be it large or small. The Cellar is available for exclusive dining.

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